Good Thursday morning everyone!
Meteorologist Ryan Michaels says temperatures this afternoon fall 10-15° shy of yesterday's highs.
It's a quiet start over the Panhandle as a few showers and thunderstorms are heading out west in the Gulf away from the coast as a cold front is moving in from the east. We may have a few clouds in the skies at times today but an overall mostly to partly sunny day expected. It should also feel much more tolerable outside today with regards to the heat!
Temperatures for most this morning are waking up in the low to mid 70s. Humidity will be gradually falling throughout the day as the drier air moves in on a slightly breezy easterly wind today. That easterly wind will also help to drop temperatures into the upper 80s for daytime highs today. So a much more tolerable warmth will be expected over the Panhandle today thanks to the frontal passage. We'll get to keep this more seasonal air mass in place heading into the upcoming weekend as well!
There's still a couple waves we're watching in the Atlantic, one coming off the coast of Africa as well as another midway through the main development region in the Atlantic. In the Caribbean a large cluster of showers and thunderstorms developed yesterday south of Hispaniola. But due to the mountainous region and upper level shear, development does not look likely at only a 10% chance.
Tropical Storm Jerry continues to head toward the north side of the Lesser Antilles, and will still likely re-curve to the north before impacting the Bahamas. Humberto continues to trek out toward the Northern Atlantic where it will be no threat to land. And finally, the remnants of Imelda are still bringing heavy rains to Texas and Louisiana.
For today, mostly to partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s and feeling less humid with a slightly breezy easterly wind. Your 7 Day Forecast keeps this more seasonal air mass in place through the weekend with not much for rain in sight for the next 7 days.
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